International Current Affairs

Latest International Current Affairs 2020 with news summaries and current events in International developments, geopolitical, organizations, groupings and fora related updates for India and world with all important national news updates and events for the year 2020.

GoI launches “Mission Sagar”

On May 10, 2020, the Government of India has launched “Mission Sagar”, an outreach programme amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The mission aims at providing food items, Ayurvedic medicines related to COVID-19, HCQ tablets to Maldives, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros. Highlights The Indian Naval Ship Kesari has been deployed under the mission. The operation is being conducted Read More…

UN released commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of Small Pox Eradication

On May 9, 2020, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Postal Agency released a commemorative stamp to mark 40th anniversary of eradication of small pox. Highlights The World Health Organization small pox eradication campaign was initiated in 1967. In 1980, the organization officially declared that the world is free from small pox. Small Read More…

UN launches 6.7 billion USD for vulnerable countries

The United Nations and its partner agencies have launched 6.7 billion USD global appeal in order to fight against COVID-19. Highlights Initially, the organization had pledged to provide 2 billion USD to vulnerable countries to fight against COVID-19. However, it has now increased the amount to 6.7 billion USD. The plan under which this is Read More…

Iran: New Currency introduced to tackle Inflation

The Iran Government has recently come up with the decision of changing the name of the its currency to toman. The unit of Iranian currency if Rial. According to the Iranian Government, one Toman is 10,000 rials. Highlights Gheran is another new denomination. 100 Gheran makes a Toman. The new system was authorized by the Read More…

Corona Virus Global Response International Pledging Conference held

On May 5, 2020, around 40 countries took part on an online summit called Global Response International Pledging Conference. Highlights The Conference was initiated by European Union. US and Russia did not take part in the conference. China where the virus originated was represented by its ambassador. The main aim of the conference was to Read More…